The Grant Monument Association (GMA) was formed within days of Grant’s death to establish and administer a suitable resting place for a figure who was recognized as occupying the highest echelon of great Americans. The GMA did this for years, but following a declining membership and aging leadership that would not allow it to continue, the GMA transferred the site over to the National Park Service (NPS) in 1959. Between the 1960’s and 1990’s, desecration and neglect reached alarming levels at Grant’s Tomb, and the site that had drawn more visitors than the Statue of Liberty through World War I became a national disgrace.
As national attention was called to the plight of Grant’s Tomb, A new Grant Monument Association was established to revive the notion that President Grant’s final resting place was a “sacred trust” that deserved better treatment than it was getting. The GMA remains the primary outlet for citizen support for Grant’s Tomb. Find out how you can join the Grant Monument Association.
* Executive Committee Members